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Apple Orders Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon Drama and a Revival of ‘Amazing Stories’

This Mark's Apple's Entry Into Original Scripted Production

Apple is entering the world of scripted television with a commitment to two scripted series. The first is an untitled drama featuring Jennifer Aniston and Oscar wiiner Reese Witherspoon about the world of network morning television. Two seasons were ordered and CNN’s Brian Stelter is a consultant on the project, as his book, “Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV” provides background material. This will be Aniston’s first regularly scheduled series role since “Friends” concluded on NBC in May 2004.

Emmy-nominated Jay Carson (“House of Cards”) will write, executive produce and serve as showrunner for the series, which does not have a launch date.

The second series on Apple is a revival of Stephen Spielberg anthology “Amazing Stories, which reportedly has a budget of $5 million per episode “Hannibal’s” Bryan Fuller will serve as showrunner. The original “Amazing Stories” aired on NBC from 1985 to 1987.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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